Better Music Experiences Come To Zoom With High Fidelity Audio

A recent release of Zoom has brought, among other things, “High Fidelity Audio Mode” (High fidelity music mode in the application settings) to the Windows and Mac clients. The feature was announced in August and rolled out publicly on September 1, 2020 with the 5.2.2 update. Musicians who have been using Zoom and other videoconferencing platforms for sessions, rehearsals, and performances since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year have struggled against an audio system that is optimized for spoken word. The new mode improves audio quality in ways that make the platform work … Read more

It’s Time For An Admin User Audit

Even in non-pandemic times, scheduling regular admin user audits is a good idea. What we’re talking about is going through all the online platforms your organization maintains and making sure the existing admin user accounts are for active employees. Any others should be removed. When we talk about online platforms, these include, but are not limited to: Website CRM/ticketing platform Email marketing platform Social media accounts Transactional email providers Institutional email accounts (G Suites, MS Exchange, etc.) Software as a Service (SaaS) accounts (Zapier, Zoom, Slack, etc.) In a nutshell, there’s a … Read more

You Can’t Just Let People Tear Your Clothes Off Anymore

Recently, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the union which has members working in performing arts venues, convention centers, movies, and television productions, recently released their Covid-19 reopening guide. If you work in an environment that employs IATSE members, it is worth reviewing the guidelines to get a sense of what the union expects working conditions to look like. By and large, the guidance on the first 19 pages doesn’t differ substantially from some of the other guidelines that have appeared here on ArtsHacker. If you have pored over the guidance … Read more